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Estimator/Project Manager


Company: Knife River Construction-Northern CA Stockton Div. Department: Estimating
Location: Stockton, CA Hiring Manager: Donald E Lowe
Closing Date: 03/31/2023 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Entry Level: $8,333/$8,333 - $10,000/$10,000 /month    
Job Summary:
The Estimator/Project Manager provides contracting and construction services to public and private sector. Estimators work closely with Project Managers and stakeholders to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule and completed per contract and reinforcing a world class safety culture.

1. Review proposal specifications, drawings, pre-bid meetings and visit project sites to
determine scope of work required in preparing bid/estimate proposal.

2. Determine labor, equipment and material requirements to complete project and use
information to prepare bid/estimate proposal.

3. Submit complete bid/estimate proposals to project owners, managers and/or
general contractors in a timely and professional manner, provide any clarification
on information submitted as needed.

4. Provide current and potential customers/client's prompt professional service
including design, planning and pricing assistance.

5. Provide project administrative management of awarded contracts.

6. Coordinate with Estimating Manager, Construction Manager and field leadership,
establishment of project objectives, procedures, schedules and performance
requirements. May provide indirect or direct supervision of field crew
members/foreman or superintendents.

7. Maintain documentation of quantities and value of work estimated/completed to
support forecasting for future project performance.

8. Provide ongoing support to Construction/Operations for efficient and profitable
execution of work including scheduling, procurement and change
order/supplemental work processes.

9. Monitor subcontractor's work.

10. Partner with Contract Administrator to review and process financial aspects of
contracts (i.e.: billings, sub-contract payments, material payments, collections, etc.)

11. Manage project (responsible for all projects bid unless reassigned).

12. Troubleshoot and problem solve situations/problems (material quality, equipment
operation/repair, etc.). Monitor and discuss production problems with co-workers
and managers/supervisors.

13. Ensure MSHA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulation compliance.

14. Self-motivated, team-player with good interpersonal skills; ability to maintain
positive customer relations and act courteous/respectful of others.

15. Visit jobsites and pre-bid meetings.

16. Performs other duties as assigned.

17. Regular attendance required.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, Construction
Management or equivalent number of years experience.

2. Minimum of 5 years experience in construction.

3. Survey experience using GPS equipment/software.

4. Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) and AutoCAD.

5. Must have an active valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record to
meet Knife River Fleet policy.

6. Communication skills and positive interactions with a variety of customers and
vendors required.
Preferred Qualifications
1. Heavy Civil (Underground Utilities/Grading/Paving) experience.
2. Survey experience.
3. Experience working with job cost/construction accounting.
4. Experience working with AutoCAD, HCSS or other estimating software.

Working Conditions
1. Wear company issued Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) in accordance with
company policy.
2. Exposure to dust, fumes and gases.
3. Exposure to outside working conditions; to cold or hot temperatures.
4. Must work as needed, given the unpredictability of how long jobs or trips will take,
including overtime, nights, and weekends.
How To Apply
If unable to apply online, mail completed application to:
PO Box 6099
Stockton, CA 95206-0099

Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
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